Crop Health

Fera offers a suite of crop health services, resources, testing facilities and expertise to help farmers, growers and the food industry to improve yields, reduce costs and develop sustainable solutions.

Crop Health

Crop Testing

Crop testing

Looking for the Plant Clinic? You are in the right place. We handle in excess of 8,500 samples a year. We offer the most comprehensive range of testing services for all sectors throughout the supply chain.

  • Potatoes
  • Field Vegetables
  • Ornamentals
  • Mushrooms
  • Arable Crops
  • Soft Fruit
  • Seeds
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Insect monitoring

Insect monitoring

The Fera insect monitoring service helps growers to target insecticide applications more accurately to reduce costs and waste, optimise resources and improve yields.

Our Insect Monitoring Services

Crop R&D Services

Research and monitoring services to provide evidence, solutions and advice on controlling pests and diseases in agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

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Soil Health Unit

Soil Health Unit

By helping to understand how different soil properties influence the development and spread of pests and diseases, we are helping farmers and the industry to develop more effective soil-management strategies to mitigate the risks. This will also help crop-protection companies to develop more effective control products, based on a greater understanding of pesticide behaviour in different types of soil.

  • Improve soil-management practices to combat crop pests and diseases.
  • Understand pesticide behaviour in different soil conditions.
  • Develop more effective control measures for different soil types.
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Grower Support Tools

Grower support tools

Fera has developed a range of services, online databases and technology to support farmers and growers, to help the agricultural industry produce more crops to feed an ever-growing population more efficiently whilst using fewer resources and pesticides.

Crop monitor

Live monitoring of untreated crops & diseases updates

In field diagnostics

Rapid in field testing for crop pests & pathogens (Genie III)


UK & EU pesticide approvals, label information and maximum residue levels.


Global database of pesticide approvals and maximum residue levels.